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Defence Operations Research Symposium (DORS)

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Operations research is important to fleet management and logistical analysis

The Defence Operations Research Symposium (DORS) is an annual event conducted by DST Group’s Operations Research Hub.

The symposium is an opportunity for practitioners, academics, and the military to meet, present, and exchange ideas on Defence Operations Research.

DORS focuses on topics including systems analysis, operational concept analysis, requirements analysis, exercise analysis, capability analysis, fleet management, risk analysis, data analytics and logistical analysis.

Past Events

4 December 2018 to 6 December 2018
The 2018 DORS conference was held from 3 - 6 December in Melbourne.
Defence Operations Research Symposium 2016
15 November 2016 to 18 November 2016

The theme for the Defence Operations Research Symposium (DORS) was ‘From Trusted Data to Trusted Decisions’ having a sub-theme ‘Informing and Supporting the Defence Decision Maker’. In 2016, DORS was run in conjunction with the Defence Human Sciences Symposium (DHSS).

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22 October 2014 to 24 October 2014
The theme for Defence Operations Research Symposium (DORS) 2014 was 'Delivering High Quality Advice'.